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Clausen receives award from UNI program<br>

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Annette Lynch, project director, Campus Violence Prevention Grant, (319) 273-2114
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations,(319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The women's studies program at the University of Northern Iowa recently presented the Lynn Cutler Leadership award to sophomore Courtney Clausen. The award includes a $100 check and certificate. It is presented to a women's studies minor who has shown excellence in leadership on campus.

The daughter of Jane Clausen, 2801 W. 38th St. Sioux City, and a 2001 graduate of Sioux City West High, Clausen is a sociology teaching major and a women's studies minor. She is a chair of the Gender Equality Association (GEA); a frontline first response mentor, offering information to students who have been abused; a State of Iowa Sexual Assault advocate for Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE); and a women's studies mentor coordinator, working with high school students on gender equality.

Clausen's sister Andrea, is a UNI graduate and also was a women's studies minor involved with GEA.